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Playgirl Killer (1967)

R | | Horror | 26 July 1968 (Canada)
A rich, lonely woman hires a drifter as a live-in handyman. The drifter turns out to be a psycho artist who has beautiful women model for him, then kills them.

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(story) (as Harry E. Kerwin), (story) (as William D. Kerwin) | 1 more credit »
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William Kerwin ...
Bill
Jean Christopher ...
Arlene
Andrée Champagne ...
Nikki (as Andree Champagne)
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Bob
Mary Lou Collier ...
Pat Seeley (as Mary Lou Collins)
Linda Christopher ...
Betty
Jacqueline Douguet
Fred Smith
Denise Andrieux
Diane Woliner
Ted Rust
Serge Lasalle
D. Jones
Kathleen Mount
J.B. and The Playboys ...
(as J.B. and The Playboys)
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Driven by a heated passion. Haunted by an exotic and misty recurring nightmare. Obsessed with a beauty he can paint but not possess, a psychotic artist twists his inspiration into a deranged killing spree. At a country lake, the artist goes insane when his beautiful model will not keep still. In a maddened frenzy, he kills her with his spear gun. The murderous spree has begun. At a nearby mansion, the artist is hired as a handyman. But as his madness drives him further and further into his own nightmarish world, he lashes out again...and again...and again, creating a grotesque museum of victims in the walk-in freezer. But as the murderer prepares to kill his final victim a power failure occurs. His ghastly vision shatters into an even more terrifying reality. Playgirl Killer...paint it red for passion, red for rage, and red for his beautiful but bloodied victims. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Flesh-creeping thriller! See more »

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26 July 1968 (Canada)  »

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Decoy For Terror  »

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CAD 150,000 (estimated)
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The actresses who play the sisters, Arlene and Betty, are sisters in real life. See more »

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[repeated line]
Bill: They... always... move!
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Referenced in Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) See more »

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Leave My Woman Alone
Written by Ray Charles
Performed by J.B. and The Playboys
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My new nominee for the worst movie of all time.
15 December 2006 | by (Oklahoma City, OK) – See all my reviews

Because I just watched the "Playgirl Killer", I'm may have to rework my entire list of movie ratings on IMDb! "Playgirl Killer" is worse than "Witchtrap", it's worse than "Teen Wolf Too", worse than "Slaughter High", MUCH worse than "Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill" and even worse than my previous Worst Picture I've Ever Paid To See, "The Green Slime"; in short, this is my new nominee for the worst picture of all time.

The plot of this movie involves fraudulently separating a viewer from his hard-earned money. It is so simple that it has to be padded with long stretches of listening to tepid music and/or watching teenagers dance. It is not really a plot at all, it is more a series of poorly staged homicides separated by interminable padding.

The spoken words in the movie were mostly dubbed in after the the film were shot and in many cases bear no resemblance to what the actor's lips are doing. It is as if the script was not finalized until after the film was in the can.

The movie pretends to be a slasher film, but for most of the murders, the killer drags his victim off screen to kill her. In some cases, the viewer knows who the killer is going to murder so long before the actual killing, that the killing is actually a relief when it occurs.

Finally, the climactic plot twist is so long and drawn out that it comes as no surprise when it finally, laboriously plods onto the screen.

In short "Playgirl Killer" offends any person who could possibly want to see it. The creators of this movie could have learned a lot by studying the collected works of Ed Wood.


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